Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Space Physics

The Space Plasma Physics and Space Technology Group at the Aalto University is based on the Otaniemi campus in Espoo, West of Helsinki, Finland. The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering as part of the School of Electrical Engineering (ELEC) of Aalto University.
space weather

We specialise in the numerical modelling of space plasmas and their interactions with weakly magnetized bodies. We are also closely involved in space technology and instruments onboard several current space missions from the European Space Agency, such as Rosetta, Mars Express, Venus Express, or the upcoming BepiColombo and JUICE missions. The modelling tools we develop serve as state-of-the-art interpreters of the complex interactions between solar wind particles and the studied solar system object.

Space Physics group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the Maarintie 8 building.

Check out more information on our group's website at space.aalto.fi.

Group members

Esa Kallio

Professori (Associate professor)

Andrea Mancianti

Visiting doctoral candidate

Riku Järvinen

Project specialist
T411 Dept. Electronics and Nanoeng

Leo Nyman

Doctoral candidate
Olli Knuuttila

Olli Knuuttila

Doctoral candidate
T411 Dept. Electronics and Nanoeng

Latest publications

BepiColombo Science Investigations During Cruise and Flybys at the Earth, Venus and Mercury

Valeria Mangano, Melinda Dósa, Markus Fränz, Anna Milillo, Joana S. Oliveira, Yeon Joo Lee, Susan McKenna-Lawlor, Davide Grassi, Daniel Heyner, Alexander S. Kozyrev, Roberto Peron, Jörn Helbert, Sebastien Besse, Sara de la Fuente, Elsa Montagnon, Joe Zender, Martin Volwerk, Jean Yves Chaufray, James A. Slavin, Harald Krüger, Alessandro Maturilli, Thomas Cornet, Kazumasa Iwai, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Marco Lucente, Stefano Massetti, Carl A. Schmidt, Chuanfei Dong, Francesco Quarati, Takayuki Hirai, Ali Varsani, Denis Belyaev, Jun Zhong, Emilia K.J. Kilpua, Bernard V. Jackson, Dusan Odstrcil, Ferdinand Plaschke, Rami Vainio, Riku Jarvinen, Stavro Lambrov Ivanovski, Ákos Madár, Géza Erdős, Christina Plainaki, Tommaso Alberti, Sae Aizawa, Johannes Benkhoff, Go Murakami, Eric Quemerais, Harald Hiesinger, Igor G. Mitrofanov, Luciano Iess, Francesco Santoli, Stefano Orsini, Herbert Lichtenegger, Gunther Laky, Stas Barabash, Richard Moissl, Juhani Huovelin, Yasumasa Kasaba, Yoshifumi Saito, Masanori Kobayashi, Wolfgang Baumjohann 2021 Space Science Reviews

SERENA: Particle Instrument Suite for Determining the Sun-Mercury Interaction from BepiColombo

S. Orsini, S. A. Livi, H. Lichtenegger, S. Barabash, A. Milillo, E. De Angelis, M. Phillips, G. Laky, M. Wieser, A. Olivieri, C. Plainaki, G. Ho, R. M. Killen, J. A. Slavin, P. Wurz, J. J. Berthelier, I. Dandouras, E. Kallio, S. McKenna-Lawlor, S. Szalai, K. Torkar, O. Vaisberg, F. Allegrini, I. A. Daglis, C. Dong, C. P. Escoubet, S. Fatemi, M. Fränz, S. Ivanovski, N. Krupp, H. Lammer, François Leblanc, V. Mangano, A. Mura, H. Nilsson, J. M. Raines, R. Rispoli, M. Sarantos, H. T. Smith, K. Szego, A. Aronica, F. Camozzi, A. M. Di Lellis, G. Fremuth, F. Giner, R. Gurnee, J. Hayes, H. Jeszenszky, F. Tominetti, B. Trantham, J. Balaz, W. Baumjohann, D. Brienza, U. Bührke, M. D. Bush, M. Cantatore, S. Cibella, L. Colasanti, G. Cremonese, L. Cremonesi, M. D’Alessandro, D. Delcourt, M. Delva, M. Desai, M. Fama, M. Ferris, H. Fischer, A. Gaggero, D. Gamborino, P. Garnier, W. C. Gibson, R. Goldstein, M. Grande, V. Grishin, D. Haggerty, M. Holmström, I. Horvath, K. C. Hsieh, A. Jacques, R. E. Johnson, A. Kazakov, K. Kecskemety, H. Krüger, C. Kürbisch, F. Lazzarotto, Frederic Leblanc, M. Leichtfried, R. Leoni, A. Loose, D. Maschietti, S. Massetti, F. Mattioli, G. Miller, D. Moissenko, A. Morbidini, R. Noschese, F. Nuccilli, C. Nunez, N. Paschalidis, S. Persyn, D. Piazza, Magnus Oja, J. Ryno, W. Schmidt, J. A. Scheer, A. Shestakov, S. Shuvalov, K. Seki, S. Selci, K. Smith, R. Sordini, J. Svensson, L. Szalai, D. Toublanc, C. Urdiales, A. Varsani, N. Vertolli, R. Wallner, P. Wahlstroem, P. Wilson, S. Zampieri 2021 Space Science Reviews

Particle-In-Cell Modeling of Martian Magnetic Cusps and Their Role in Enhancing Nightside Ionospheric Ion Escape

A.R. Poppe, D. A. Brain, Yaxue Dong, Shaosui Xu, Riku Järvinen 2021 Geophysical Research Letters

The BepiColombo Mercury Imaging X-Ray Spectrometer: Science Goals, Instrument Performance and Operations

Emma J. Bunce, Adrian Martindale, Simon Lindsay, Karri Muinonen, David A. Rothery, Jim Pearson, Ivor McDonnell, Chris Thomas, Julian Thornhill, Tuomo Tikkanen, Charly Feldman, Juhani Huovelin, Seppo Korpela, Eero Esko, Arto Lehtolainen, Johannes Treis, Petra Majewski, Martin Hilchenbach, Timo Väisänen, Arto Luttinen, Tomas Kohout, Antti Penttilä, John Bridges, Katherine H. Joy, Maria Angeles Alcacera-Gil, Guilhem Alibert, Mahesh Anand, Nigel Bannister, Corinne Barcelo-Garcia, Chris Bicknell, Oliver Blake, Phil Bland, Gillian Butcher, Andy Cheney, Ulrich Christensen, Tony Crawford, Ian A. Crawford, Konrad Dennerl, Michele Dougherty, Paul Drumm, Raymond Fairbend, Maria Genzer, Manuel Grande, Graeme P. Hall, Rosie Hodnett, Paul Houghton, Suzanne Imber, Esa Kallio, Maria Luisa Lara, Ana Balado Margeli, Miguel J. Mas-Hesse, Sylvestre Maurice, Steve Milan, Peter Millington-Hotze, Seppo Nenonen, Larry Nittler, Tatsuaki Okada, Jens Ormö, Juan Perez-Mercader, Richard Poyner, Eddy Robert, Duncan Ross, Miriam Pajas-Sanz, Emile Schyns, Julien Seguy, Lothar Strüder, Nathalie Vaudon, Jose Viceira-Martín, Hugo Williams, Dick Willingale, Tim Yeoman 2020 Space Science Reviews

Solar cycle evolution of ULF wave power in solar wind and on ground

Reko Hynönen, Eija I. Tanskanen, Patrizia Francia 2020 JOURNAL OF SPACE WEATHER AND SPACE CLIMATE

Coulomb drag propulsion experiments of ESTCube-2 and FORESAIL-1

Iaroslav Iakubivskyi, Pekka Janhunen, Jaan Praks, Viljo Allik, Kadri Bussov, Bruce Clayhills, Janis Dalbins, Tõnis Eenmäe, Hendrik Ehrpais, Jouni Envall, Sean Haslam, Erik Ilbis, Nemanja Jovanovic, Emilia Kilpua, Joosep Kivastik, Jürgen Laks, Philipp Laufer, Maido Merisalu, Matias Meskanen, Robert Märk, Ankit Nath, Petri Niemelä, Mart Noorma, Muhammad Rizwan Mughal, Samuli Nyman, Mihkel Pajusalu, Minna Palmroth, Aditya Savio Paul, Tatu Peltola, Mathias Plans, Jouni Polkko, Quazi Saimoon Islam, Anu Reinart, Bagus Riwanto, Väino Sammelselg, Janis Sate, Indrek Sünter, Martin Tajmar, Eija Tanskanen, Hans Teras, Petri Toivanen, Rami Vainio, Mika Väänänen, Andris Slavinskis 2020 Acta astronautica

Oxygen Ion Escape from Venus is Modulated by Ultra-Low-Frequency Waves

Riku Järvinen, Markku Alho, Esa Kallio, Tuija Pulkkinen 2020 Geophysical Research Letters

Ultra-low frequency waves in the ion foreshock of Mercury: A global hybrid modeling study

Riku Järvinen, Markku Alho, Esa Kallio, Tuija Pulkkinen 2020 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

The quality of the Mars Phoenix pressure data

Henrik Kahanpää, Jouni Polkko, Michael Daly 2020 Planetary and Space Science

The effects of solar activity on the Global Atmospheric Electrical Circuit

Marzieh Khansari, Eija Tanskanen, Shabnam Nikbakhsh 2020
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Contact:
Associate Professor Esa Kallio
Email: esa.kallio at aalto.fi
Tel.: +358 50 4205 857

Postal address:
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
P.O. Box 15500, 00076 Aalto, Finland

Visiting address:
Maarintie 8, 02150 Espoo

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